Eightfold Path – Right Speech (2)

Some thoughts to start off with Speech is energy in motion and it feeds movement. When we are mindless in our speech, it tends to go out and feed ongoing patterns of fixed referencing that define the roles we end up in, and identify with. These roles are multiple; an interwoven network of positions that … Continue reading Eightfold Path – Right Speech (2)

Mindfulness of the mind

With Mindfulness of the mind we are learning to recognise and acknowledge the whole range of mental formations as they arise in our experience. Feelings were defined as qualitative sensations of experience and are mental formations in themselves, but what constitutes mental formations exactly? They are the content and activity of the mind. The mind … Continue reading Mindfulness of the mind

Mindfulness of the feelings

Mindfulness of the feelings ‘Feeling is present at every moment of experience.’ Bikkhu Bodhi What does it mean to feel? We often take feeling for granted, never really taking the time to investigate what is really going on when we say we feel this or that. We often fail to appreciate the richness, complexity, and … Continue reading Mindfulness of the feelings

Mindfulness of the Body

  In contemporary society we generally have a very dysfunctional relationship with our bodies. We treat our bodies badly, we often eat wrongly, push our bodies excessively, or fail to give our body the degree of care and attention it needs. Addiction is incredibly widespread and nail biting, skin picking, excessive gum chewing, and other … Continue reading Mindfulness of the Body